Senator Lee Hawkins, candidate for the 9th Congressional District, released the following statement today:
“With the Administration’s announcement yesterday of a set date for the health care vote, many American’s are in disbelief.
After months of outrage over the proposed health care bill, President Obama and House leadership have announced their plans to move forward on a vote with their version of health care reform.
“The plan of the Democrat’s to move forward with health care in the House is not shocking to me by any means, but am I disappointed…yes.” Said State Senator Lee Hawkins. “About the only positive I can find in this whole situation is that Nathan Deal will be up there to add one more vote against the bill.”
With passage of the Senate version of the bill in the House the health care bill would go straight to the desk of the President and most likely immediately be signed into law.
Senator Lee Hawkins has served in the Georgia Senate since 2006 and is a former President of the Georgia Dental Association and has spent over 30 years as a dentist in Gainesville, GA.”